Outlet controlled by thermostat

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Old 02-27-14, 01:41 PM
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Outlet controlled by thermostat

i am wiring a room in my house and am hoping to use a 400 watt wall panel convection heater. It would be a plug in 120v heater and i am wondering if controlling the outlet with a thermostat would be up to code in ontario. The outlet would be recessed behind the panel and used only for the heater with a simple on off, no variable current.

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Old 02-27-14, 05:11 PM
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If this heater plugs in, are you sure it doesn't have a built in thermostat?
 
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Old 03-01-14, 11:13 AM
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There are 2 models one with and one without. Price difference is 75 and i already have some programmable thermostats i can use so was hoping to avoid the extra cost. eHeater – Energy Saving Wall Panel Heater | Econo-Heat Canada
 
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Old 03-02-14, 11:47 AM
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I don't know about code, but if you do it right it would be safe. Just use a contactor with a 24V coil and contacts rated for the ampacity of the heater. Put it in an electrical panel.
 
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